Green bonds

How green bonds could turbocharge the energy transition in 2023

By providing investors with the opportunity to accelerate the energy transition while generating healthy returns, green, sustainable or “labelled” bonds…

COP 27: Does Egypt have what it takes to ramp up global climate action?

Some criticised the world's last major climate conference, COP26 in Glasgow, for being largely talk and no action, while others…

Amp boosts solar power in Japan

Renewable energy developer Amp Energy recently announced it had completed four new solar PV projects in Japan in the fourth…

Climate adaptation still needs major scale-up

While delegations at COP26 acknowledged that the pledge by wealthy nations to provide $100bn a year by 2020 to help…

European Commission proposes ‘gold standard’ for green bond market

The European Commission has proposed a regulation on a voluntary European Green Bond Standard (EUGBS) to address investor greenwashing concerns.…

Why investors are unconvinced by transition bonds

When Marfrig, one of the world’s largest beef producers, issued a transition bond in 2019, it raised some eyebrows. “It…

EU Taxonomy lays foundations for global energy transition

For corporate executives looking to shift their companies on to a sustainable footing, the EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy might appear…

France and Spain best in class for green Covid recovery

Since the €750bn ($890.75bn) Next Generation EU recovery fund survived a rocky approval process in December, countries have been busy…

London eyes sustainable finance as post-Brexit salve

Almost 60 years after US Secretary of State Dean Acheson observed that Great Britain had lost an empire but not…

Investing to make the world greener

After reporting on finance for the Financial Times for 14 years, journalist Alice Ross decided it was time to explain…